Seating wall questions

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Seating wall questions

Looking at a house that has a 17 x 16 patio that we would like to add a seating wall and fire place/grill, however it looks to me like the patio is slab on grade without rebar. My question is; will I be able to build the wall and fire place without cracking the patio? Thanks for any help you can provide.
 
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Old 09-04-13, 01:09 AM
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If the seating wall and fireplace/grill are made of masonry or concrete, they will need a concrete footing for adequate support. Building anything heavy on an unreinforced concrete slab is asking for trouble.
 
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There is a way around it by using framing and faux stone over tile board.
It would be far lighter.
 
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Old 09-04-13, 09:57 AM
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Framing covered with fake stone may work for a seating area, but I suspect it wouldn't perform very well for the fireplace/grill the guy wants to build.
 
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